As the SQL Renaissance Ambassador, it’s Markus Winands mission to make developers aware of the evolution of SQL in the 21st century. His book “SQL Performance Explained” has been published in five languages and can be read online free of charge at use-the-index-luke.com. His next book is currently in the works and can already be read online as it’s being written (modern-sql.com). He is available as a trainer, speaker and consultant for all companies and developers interested in SQL. You’ll find more info at winand.at.
More Than a Query Language: SQL in the 21st Century
SQL databases are widely used but only to a very small part of their potential. This talk provides the big picture view of how SQL has fundamentally changed in the 21st century and shows some examples that the participants can immediately use in their day to day work.
“Great News–The Relational Model is Dead” was a prominent comment on the release of the new SQL standard in 1999. The message behind the provoking statement was that SQL has evolved beyond the relational model. As much as this move was discussed at that time, it took decades until database vendors caught up with this idiomatic change. Many developers haven’t heard of it until today.
This talk provides the big picture on the evolution of SQL and introduces some selected modern SQL features by example. You will see that SQL has changed as much as our requirements have changed over the past decades.